My first time in Brooklyn. I highly recommend the Box Hotel. The staff is outstanding! Especially Felix and Singh. The rooms are spacious and well decorated. I enjoyed the convenience of the mini kitchen complete with needed utensils. You are in the Greenpoint neighborhood which is up and coming and has two great Polish restaurants, Polish bakeries. ( I am of Polish descent) A walk to Williamsburg you will discover many interesting shops. If need be their house taxi may give you a ride, this is where you will find the great service of Felix and Singh. I was there four nights, felt like home. They also have a workout gym to add more exercise to your walking adventures. Manhattan is just a walk across the water either by taxi or subway. One cannot help but enjoy your stay here.